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How to Get More Done When You Work from Home

Remote Worker Holding His Baby While Working from HomeThere are a lot of benefits that come with working from home. But it is also not without its challenges. The biggest problem most remote workers in Hampden encounter is maintaining productivity throughout the day. When you’re at home, there can be many distractions and interruptions that hamper your work. You must plan your day so you can get more things done when you work from home. These tips will enable you to get more work done by staying focused each day.

“Commute” to Work

When you are at home, your “road” may just be the hallway, but this act of “traveling” to your workspace will help a lot when you are working at home. By separating your workspace from where you sleep and relax, you can train your mind to stay more focused while you’re working.

Start Strong

The first 15 minutes may be the most crucial part of your workday. The way you begin your day can set the tone for the rest of your working hours. When you use those 15 minutes wisely, you will be more likely to be focused and productive at work. Organize your workspace and do some light stretches to prepare your muscles for the day ahead. When you do these, you prepare yourself for a productive workday.

Make a Schedule

Working from home often means a more flexible schedule for you. But, poor planning can lead to lower productivity and even missed deadlines. Those who have been successful in working from home know that a schedule is important to help you stay on track –and even, for some, to save yourself from burnout. Your daily schedule should include breaks for meals, relaxation time, and set times for checking email and social media. Frequent 5-minute short breaks are advisable to maintain productivity. If you do this, your mind and body will have time to relax and you won’t get tired too quickly.

Focus on Health

Together with giving yourself a lunch break, taking care of yourself is as important if you want to be productive while working at home. Have healthy meals and snacks within reach. This can save you from reaching for whatever is on hand whenever you get hungry. And, remember to move around from time to time. Schedule a fun physical activity into your day so you can have regular exercise. And, stand, stretch, and walk around often. Long-term sitting has been shown to lead to debilitating health conditions. These health problems can easily be avoided by simply being more mobile at work.

Go with the Flow

When you know yourself first, you can easily figure out a way to get more work done. Figure out what parts of the day you feel most awake and energetic. Schedule your larger tasks during these peak periods because you usually get more done when you work with your natural rhythms. If you need to clear your inbox before you feel you are ready to get on work mode, do it. Just ensure that you have scheduled your time to take full advantage of your energy flow throughout the day.

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